Oct 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team after missing Thursday's practice to tend to a personal matter.
Peterson was on the field for stretching with the Vikings on Friday morning. He left for the locker room briefly during special teams drills, which he doesn't participate in, and returned later.
The team has not specified Peterson's absence on Thursday, but his father, Nelson Peterson, told reporters that one of Peterson's sons was in critical condition in a hospital in South Dakota.
Peterson is second in the NFL with 421 yards rushing and first in the league with five touchdowns.
The Vikings host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.